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Bargala, archaeological site near Shtip
Bargala, archaeological site near Shtip
Bargala, archaeological site near Shtip


What: Ancient Town
Where: FYR of Macedonia, Shtip
When: Rome

The archaeological site of Bargala was fortified town, existed from the Late Classical to the Early Byzantine period. It is situated in the Eastern part of the Republic of Macedonia, near the city of Shtip. In the 5th and 6th centuries Bargala was developed economical, cultural and religious center.
According to the Roman inscription on a stone plate, the city of Bargala is dating from 371-372. Previously it was a small Paeonian settlement. In the Early Middle Ages it became the Episcopal seat. Up to date many remains have been discovered such as: the Episcopal complex (basilica and residential palace) with floor mosaics, a small market, the main entrance “dipylon”, parts of its fortification system etc.


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